Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
at president obama, criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. wayne lapierre was talking to a national audience and said the president did not talk about keeping children said that school, arguing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of the in an address to make an impassioned plea for tougher gun control and many people in the audience were victims of gun violence. >> smoking bans may be lowering the rate of preterm births. researchers in belgium down the risk of preterm births decreased after the introduction of each phase of a public smoking ban. public health experts hope that as more and more countries in europe and around the world about stricter legislation on smoking in public places, the health benefits would start to become evident fairly swiftly. >> a study from england published last month found that the introduction of smoking bans their lead to a swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering as much tax. >> if it is pretty more for everyone. it will g
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
has put out sensible solutions versus wayne lapierre and the nra and wayne lapierre rants that he put out in the "daily caller" yesterday, again focused on the fear that you just talked about, carol. talking about hispanic gangs going crazy. talking about those people in brooklyn after sandy. i mean, it was just a very racist rant that does not do any good for their position. and the reality of it is, carol, the positions -- the proposals that the president has put out are very sensible. there's a quinnipiac poll that came out yesterday that essentially said that 56% of americans, a majority, not a huge majority, but a majority, support bans on assault weapons on and on the high-capacity magazine clips. 92%, carol, support the universal background checks. >> but there's no chance of -- this community leader also says, you can talk about banning assault weapons all you want. but you have to get to the root of the problem. and the problem she says, isn't so much about guns, it's about the gun culture. and the culture of violence. >> i agree. >> especially on the main streets of chicago.
Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
wayne lapierre spoke last night and his organization released a new ad. >> they don't make us free. we're free already. and as long as we have the second amendment, we always will be. we are america, and our politicians are only as powerful as we, the people, allow them to be. >> the message from the nra just doesn't change. how much influence does it still have? >> it doesn't have influence with television ads like that. i mean, that's an ad that they put out there, i mean, tries to appeal to patriotism or appeal to something, i'm not really quite sure. but the nra as a political entity, as an outside group, they do have power. it's not a power wielded with ads like that. it's power wielded in republican primaries, it's power wielded with the threat of mobilizing nra members, to, you know, knock on doors and try to, you know, get someone thrown out of office whether in the primary or the general election. that is where the far naer's might is really felt. now we're seeing folks on the other side sort of pop up to counter that. mayor mike bloomberg's superpac, but the nra really, when